A half-day retreat for pastors

How can we keep from singing?

Goshen College Music Center

We invite you to join us for refreshment through the beauty of words, music and visual arts, open and worshipful conversation space, and fellowship with friends and colleagues.

Who: Pastors of regional Anabaptist congregations

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (RSVP by May 21)

Where: Goshen College campus

There is no cost of participation.

Register to attend

You will be hosted by Goshen College President Rebecca Stoltzfus along with our faculty and students, including:

  • John D. Roth (professor of history)
  • Joe Liechty (professor emeritus of peace, justice and conflict studies)
  • Marcia Yost (director of the arts: engagement
    and outreach)
  • Student Ministry Team leaders

Our retreat schedule will include:

  • Live musical performances in Sauder Concert Hall
  • Safely-led singing together from the new hymnal, Voices Together
  • Encounters with works of Anabaptist artists across time and traditions from the Mennonite Historical Library collection
  • Worshipful and open conversation about our needs and hopes as church leaders at this time
  • Unhurried time for making connections
  • A light outdoor lunch

COVID-19 protocols:

Although we expect that a large majority of the participants will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we will begin our day with rapid antigen tests to ensure that no participant is infectious. COVID mitigation measures will be ensured throughout our time together, and you can choose to participate or observe at a distance if you wish. Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms.

Our goals:

  • Offer a brief time of respite from daily duties, refreshment of new surroundings, beauty of music and art, and open space for conversations.
  • Provide mutual support during a difficult time of pandemic fatigue and the controversies around “re-emergence.”
  • Build relationships among pastors and between pastors and GC folks.

Register to attend

(RSVP by May 21)

Questions? Contact:

Kathleen Yoder

Executive Assistant to the President